The Kino Flo ParaZip DMX 400 and 200 luminaires complement the expanding line of Kino Flo soft light fixtures for television broadcast studios. The sleek ParaZips display a wide, soft beam of incandescent or daylight quality light (CRI 95) that can be dimmed up or down. The ParaZip 400 has switching and dimming controls, the ParaZip 200 features dimming only.
The ParaZip is the ParaBeam’s younger Brother with many common features. The main difference with the ParaZip is that the ParaZip’s lamps are stacked in a linear fashion. This gives the ParaZip a longer, more shallow profile ideal for low ceiling applications.
The ParaZip is a directional soft light ideally suited for today’s rigorous demands for high quality colour-correct, cool lighting for HD television. With the introduction of HD broadcasts, it has become highly evident that the quality of light is more critical than ever. Every imperfection and detail of camera talent is now up for scrutiny. Traditional hard light can exaggerate those textural details. Soft light can subdue those same textures and render a more cosmetic appearance.
The ParaZips afford lighting designers the necessary light control required for a studio environment. The lamps are dimmable from 100% to 5% as well as switchable (turning on/off two lamps at a time) from a lighting board through DMX.
The instrument can be tilted and panned as well as rotated to take full advantage of the lateral beam. Varying degrees of louvers (90°, 60°, 45°) reduce the need for barndoors and help create a soft edge.
The sleek profile is well suited for a low ceiling studio environment. The parabolic louver design eliminates the necessity of adding intensifiers. In small studios a narrow design also allows other fixtures to operate within close proximity. The fixture is not encumbered with long barndoors or intensifiers. The selection of the appropriate louver 90°, 60° or 45° is more efficient than barndoors.